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Graphic Novel

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Graphic novels are a contemporary literature form of long stories told in comics format. They have the same characteristics of comics: multimodality, cartooning techniques and elements (panels, gutters).

Comics

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Comics (generally referring to comic books and comic strips) are a popular form of visual storytelling that combines still images and text.

Picturebook

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The picturebook is a storytelling medium that presents its text in both verbal and visual language. According to Barbara Bader (1976), a picturebook is words and illustrations in a total design, “an item of manufacture and a commercial product; a social, cultural, historic document; and foremost, an experience for a [reader / beholder]. As an art form it hinges on the interdependence of pictures and words, on the simultaneous display of two facing pages, and on the drama of the turning page” (ibid., p.1).

Arts

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Arts is originally related to art and as such refers to a skill and to creativity. In antiquity and in medieval European universities seven artes were considered important: grammar, logic, rhetoric, arithmetic, geometry, music and astronomy. From the 18th and 19th centuries on – the period of Romanticism and upcoming bourgeois society - the artist, the one who makes art, was regarded as someone with a special talent and authentic character.
Knives Out (2019)

Knives Out (2019) and the classical detective formula

Paper
Chi-chieh Huang
12/10/2022
14 minutes to read

This article examines how director Rian Johnson follows and deviates from the classical detective formula to create a murder mystery filled with twists and turns in Knives Out (2019).

A frame from Miranda July's Somebody movie

Miranda’s July Relational and Participatory Art

Article
Szymon Zbiegniewski
24/10/2022
10 minutes to read

In 2014 Miranda July created a project that asked a question about how difficult it is to approach strangers. In this paper, I analyze this project through relational aesthetics and participatory art. 

The MCU is the Marvel Cinematic Universe: a franchise and shared-universe in which 23 movies produced by Marvel Studios take place.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe: a realistic fictional world

Paper
Renske Jacobs
01/08/2022
11 minutes to read

In this paper, we explore how Marvel Studios creates a fictional universe that remains realistic in its own right. The main focus is on the reality effect, the paradox of fiction and consistency in the movies' characters.

Eroda: No Land Quite Like It

Eroda: where visual art, storytelling and marketing become one

Paper
Kelly Burnet
23/05/2022
13 minutes to read

In this paper, the Eroda project is discussed which functions as a marketing campaign and an art project. The connected music video, directed by Dave Meyers, stands out for its captivating plot, English aesthetic and unusual characters.

Promotion and storytelling in Hopeless Fountain Kingdom by Halsey

Paper
Hanan Faour
20/05/2022
10 minutes to read

This paper explores the ways in which the transmedial extensions of Halsey's concept album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom function as both a means of artistic exploration, as well as promotional tools. 

The war in Ukraine and the end of everything

Paper
Kevin Doyle
13/05/2022
34 minutes to read

Kevin Doyle doesn't understand why we let ourselves be reduced to passive observers of the war in Ukraine. Will we one day wake up – complicit and deranged – as nothing more than spectators at the end of everything?